“It’s not like I have a special gift, blessed with more talents than the next guy, it’s just that I took action. And I recognize that, even the big business leaders that are out there, you too can be that person you just have to take action.” – Domenic Mandato From humble beginnings in Montreal, where he first learned his savvy negotiating skills to Calgary where he has built a successful real estate investing business, Domenic Mandato has had many experiences in between and is on a continual path of growth. Domenic is the President and Chief Executive Officer of a private real estate investment fund in Calgary Alberta – InvestPlus REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust). He is a real-estate investor and entrepreneur specialising in the acquisition, renovation and value enhancement of multi-unit residential and commercial buildings. Over the past eighteen years, Domenic has successfully acquired, managed and sold approximately $50 million dollars of residential, multi-family and commercial properties from British Columbia to Quebec. Domenic considers his true wealth to be his family. Together with his wife Rosa they lead an active life with their five sons including business, sport, activities, community and contributing to causes that are close to their heart. Most importantly they come back together at the end of the day to share a meal and share conversation. Selected Links and People Mentioned from this episode: Connect with Domenic Mandato: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn InvestPlus REIT Real Estate Investment Network Raymond Aaron Show Notes [02:00] Patrick introduces the new REIN Member special segment of The Everyday Millionaire! [03:20] An introduction to today’s guest Domenic Mandato [05:00] Domenic explains what his company InvestPlus REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) is all about [05:50] Where Domenic comes from, his family and how he landed in Calgary at just the right time [09:45] From a degree in Mechanical Engineering in Montreal to a sales job in Vancouver. How did all of that lead to Domenic’s journey in real estate? [13:00] The newspaper article that starts Domenic down the real estate investing path of and his lightbulb moment! It’s been in his life all along.